At frog, I worked with a team to develop an entirely new user experience for a first-to-market digital security product. The company Eyelock is extremely advanced in the biometric industry, with many of their security devices used in international airports and corporations. They saw an opportunity to package their iris authentication scanning technology into a consumer product experience.
Our team at frog worked with them to design a hardware and software platform that is intuitive to use and appears intelligent, yet non-invasive. A user may unlock their computer and log into their accounts simply by looking into the device; essentially never having to remember password again.
The design had to be easy to pick up, look at and put down quickly.
The user interaction with the form is vital to the experience, so we wasted no time at getting in the shop to make low fidelity wood mockups. We asked coworkers for feedback and quickly evolved the forms.
Designs were then downselected and refined to be tested in user research. Multiple research sessions led to key insights for further development of the software and hardware.
We were designing a new user behavior, so needed it to be intuitive and ideally familiar. Realizing the experience was similar to looking into a mirror, we made it “as simple as looking into a mirror.” The user looks at their reflection as the camera takes 20 photos per second of their iris. The LED ring illuminates when it’s in an active state. It changes to green once it has a match.
Myris simplifies biometric security, so that anyone can easily create an identity and login within seconds. Just released at the 2014 CES in January, it has already been receiving rave reviews from CNET, Engadget and Designboom. Please view on the frog website for more information.